Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wild Ride

The finest American engineering; Exhibit A. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge in the state of Washington opened in 1940 and disintegrated just four months later. The wind speed was only 64 km/h. I wonder why the man did not just reverse his car off the bridge? Don't you just adore the melodramatic newsreel reader. Of course your Aussie designed bridge is built to last.


  1. Anonymous7:10 am

    Twisting! Turning! Curling!

  2. Got sea sick just watching it, i could've built a better bridge out of leggo blocks :-).

  3. Andrew, what I read about Westgate was a disturbing!
    But, with the B&W film, the dramatic music and the dramatic moment, I kept expecting at any minute a cut to Clark Kent whipping off his glasses and loosening his tie outside a phone box.

  4. Scott, then snap!

    Seriously Windsmoke, there were some real design issues with it. Work experience boy's project?

    Very disturbing FruitCake, as was the King Street bridge. I know what you mean about Clark Kent. He could have steadied the bridge, I'm sure.

  5. BLIMEY!!! I may have nightmares about that bridge now.

  6. Don't worry Fen, the Punt Road bridge doesn't get up such a sway.